Voltage, the biggest party of the year for teens, takes place New Year’s Eve
On December 31st, Moose Jaw and Area youth will get a chance to ring in the New Year at a high energy, action-packed all-night event for teens.
The event, ‘Voltage 2 018 Unchained’ is an annual chem-free event for teens to enjoy on the final night of the year into the New Year. It is the largest event of its kind for teens in Saskatchewan. Voltage 2018 Unchained will be held at Hillcrest Church starting at 8 p.m.
It’s an action-packed night of adventure and fun for all involved with arcades, inflatables, art, drama, a spa and a mini movie theatre. Contests and competitions abound, and successful competitors are rewarded with epic prizes. The fun continues with live entertainment on the Side Stage and hot food in the Midnight Café.
Joe Dueck, Director of Joe’s Place Youth Center says this year promises to be even bigger and better. “It’s an all-night event until 6am the next day. It’s going to be extremely fun again this year with lots of exciting activities to do like karaoke, games, a puppy room and lots more! Our theme this year is, ‘unchained’ which indicates being free from things that may ‘chain’ us down in life and hold us back. Every activity will compliment this theme which will adopt a steampunk time travel look and feel. We’ll have a mechanical bull, axe-throwing, Alice in Wonderland and a lot more.”
He says this is not only a fun event but an important one that is held each year for youth in the community.
“The reason we first got involved in hosting this event is that we know that New Year’s Eve can be a night when youth might make unwise decisions and regret some of the things, they might do at an unsupervised house party somewhere. Of course, there’s always a chance of drinking and driving so we just wanted to offer a chem-free party all night long which means there’s less chance for kids to get into trouble.”
Voltage will also feature performance by West of Here, a band out of Alberta. They will do a show at midnight for the countdown to New Year session and a full show at 4 a.m. at the concert session. Every year at Voltage, 500+ teens from Moose Jaw and surrounding area ring in the new year without the influence of drugs or alcohol. Months of careful planning culminate in 10 hours of live entertainment, music, costumes, contests, competitions, prizes, food and more.
The incredible energy and excitement of the “Countdown to New Year” session will stay with you for weeks to come. This memorable event is made possible through countless hours given by volunteers and generous donations made by the community. This year’s Voltage tittle sponsor is Conexus Credit Union.